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Individuals affected by property changes

22 November 2017

Some individuals may benefit from some of the changes to residential property taxation, whilst others will pay higher ATED charges.

Private client

22 November 2017

The Autumn Budget held no great suprises for individual taxpayers, with a focus on entrepreurial investment and tightening anti-avoidance. It is also welcome that the chancellor continues the commitment to raise personal allowances and the starting point for paying higher rate tax.

The impact of 2016 changes to the pension annual allowance

20 October 2017

From 6 April 2016, the amount that can be contributed into an approved pension scheme each year (ie the annual allowance) for tax relief purposes has been reduced from £40,000 to just £10,000 for individuals whose ‘threshold income’ exceeds £110,000 and ‘adjusted income’ is more than £210,000 per tax year.

RSM appoints legal private client partner
Carolyn Brown

11 October 2017

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has appointed Sophie St John as a private client partner in its client legal services practice.

RSM named a Platinum Employer Partner by STEP
Gary Heynes

21 September 2017

Leading audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has been named as a Platinum Employer Partner by the STEP in recognition of the training and professional development opportunities it offers to its staff.

Are SDLT charges hitting the wrong target?

19 September 2017

The intention of introducing a 3 per cent increased stamp duty land tax (SDLT) rate was to ‘try and redress the balance between those who are struggling to buy their first property and those who are able to invest in additional properties’.

Joining the 60 per cent club?

15 July 2017

800,000 people will pay the 60 per cent tax rate in 2017/2018 – will you be one of them?

'Dementia tax' raises questions around planning

23 May 2017

The Conservative proposal regarding how to fund social care costs in the future – dubbed the ‘dementia’ tax – raises many questions, but what about future tax planning? Will this be easy to navigate? Will it bring future complexity? Or will it be too difficult to implement

Buy-to-let landlords: think twice before rushing to use a company

19 April 2017

Tax changes introduced on 6 April 2017 have led some landlords to consider whether property should be held in a company rather than personally. Full interest relief should be available to most buy-to-let properties held in a company, so on the face of it, it seems a better tax position – but is it?

Landlord tax changes bite

18 April 2017

The government’s pledge to not raise rates of income tax, VAT and National Insurance contributions during the current parliament (the triple lock) has meant that it has had to look to other ways of increasing the tax take.

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